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Community members, social service providers and people who have been homeless prepare to leave Vancouver for Olympia to advocate for rent stabilization Tuesday for Housing and Homelessness Advocacy Day. The advocates &mdash; as young as 9 and as old as 77 &mdash; donned red sweatshirts and packed into the bus before dawn.

Dozens of Clark County residents travel to Olympia to urge legislators to back rent stabilization

Community members, social service providers and people who have been homeless prepare to leave Vancouver for Olympia to advocate for rent stabilization Tuesday for Housing and Homelessness Advocacy Day. The advocates &mdash; as young as 9 and as old as 77 &mdash; donned red sweatshirts and packed into the bus before dawn.

January 30, 2024, 7:04pm Clark County News

Ninety Clark County residents rode to the Capitol for Housing and Homelessness Advocacy Day on Tuesday to implore their state legislators to vote for bills that would slow rent increases and pay for affordable housing and homelessness services. Read story

Clark County, Vancouver gain $2.3 million for housing

January 30, 2024, 5:55am Clark County News

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded more than $2.3 million in funds to Clark County and Vancouver for Continuum of Care programs, which are efforts by local governments and nonprofits to house people experiencing homelessness and keep them housed long term. Read story

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‘He deserves a funeral’: Demetrius Coles’ burned body was found on a Vancouver sidewalk

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January 27, 2024, 6:14am Clark County Health

Flames engulfed a dead man’s body on the sidewalk at West Ninth and Columbia streets in Vancouver five days before Christmas. Read story

Josiah Rhodes of Vancouver, from left, comforts his four-legged friend, Molly, as she gets a free toenail trim from Christy Gifford of Humane Society for Southwest Washington during Project Homeless Connect Thursday morning at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Vancouver. Rhodes&rsquo; aunt, Cheri Rhodes, watches nearby. The event is the largest resource fair for homeless people in Clark County.

Point-in-Time Count: Annual survey of homeless people, resource fair give advocates way to reach those in need

Josiah Rhodes of Vancouver, from left, comforts his four-legged friend, Molly, as she gets a free toenail trim from Christy Gifford of Humane Society for Southwest Washington during Project Homeless Connect Thursday morning at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Vancouver. Rhodes&rsquo; aunt, Cheri Rhodes, watches nearby. The event is the largest resource fair for homeless people in Clark County.

January 25, 2024, 5:50pm Churches & Religion

The Point-in-Time Count, a federally required count of homeless people in each county across the United States, creates a database of thousands of rows of data. Read story

The persistent freezing weather has led to a busy time for warming shelters. The icy conditions also thinned the ranks of volunteers and staff at the shelters.

Clark County shelters, nonprofits stretched to limit by cold

The persistent freezing weather has led to a busy time for warming shelters. The icy conditions also thinned the ranks of volunteers and staff at the shelters.

January 20, 2024, 6:05am Churches & Religion

As many people across Clark County struggled to leave home during this week’s icy conditions, people experiencing homelessness desperately sought to get indoors. They overwhelmed warming shelters as freezing temperatures persisted. Read story

Construction on Weaver Creek Commons, an affordable housing project with state and local funding, is expected in late 2024.

3 Clark County agencies to get $19M total to boost affordable housing

Construction on Weaver Creek Commons, an affordable housing project with state and local funding, is expected in late 2024.

January 18, 2024, 6:03pm Clark County News

Several Clark County agencies are the recipients of nearly $19 million in state funding to build more affordable housing. Read story

A light blanket of snow is seen on rooftops in Salmon Creek on Wednesday morning, Jan. 10, 2024.

More winter weather headed to Clark County, with snow and cold on the way

A light blanket of snow is seen on rooftops in Salmon Creek on Wednesday morning, Jan. 10, 2024.

January 11, 2024, 3:20pm Clark County News

People living in Clark County might wake up to a snowy landscape Saturday morning. Some locals say they have plans go sledding this weekend, but experts recommend staying off the roads and staying warm when temperatures drop in the evening. Read story

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No place to go: For homeless in Clark County, accessible restrooms are few and far between

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January 6, 2024, 6:14am Clark County News

When nature calls, maybe the nearest toilet is just down the hall. Or if you’re out and about, maybe you stop at a coffee shop. For people experiencing unsheltered homelessness, it’s not always so easy. Read story

The Washington Department of Transportation gave the city of Vancouver special permission to lease the lot, which is the department&rsquo;s property, at 4611 Main St. Carley Francis, regional administrator for the department&rsquo;s Southwest Region, said this was a way for the agency to contribute to alleviating homelessness that often occurs on its property.

Homelessness Year in Review: Progress, setbacks seen in Clark County in 2023

The Washington Department of Transportation gave the city of Vancouver special permission to lease the lot, which is the department&rsquo;s property, at 4611 Main St. Carley Francis, regional administrator for the department&rsquo;s Southwest Region, said this was a way for the agency to contribute to alleviating homelessness that often occurs on its property.

December 29, 2023, 6:09am Clark County News

This was a big year for local efforts to address housing affordability and homelessness. Read story

Charles Hanset started the Sonya Fund in honor of his sister, who died from an overdose in 2014. The fund helps families who have had a loved one die due to homelessness, substance use or a mental health condition.

Founder of nonprofit Thrive2Survive keeps sister’s memory alive with Sonya Fund

Charles Hanset started the Sonya Fund in honor of his sister, who died from an overdose in 2014. The fund helps families who have had a loved one die due to homelessness, substance use or a mental health condition.

December 28, 2023, 6:06am Clark County Health

Charles Hanset carries his sister’s legacy with him every day. She died of an overdose in 2014. He had her name, Sonya, permanently inked into the skin on the side of his neck. Read story